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What should I tell my child about medication dosages before allowing them to manage their own medication?

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They need to know that they have to take ADHD medication exactly as prescribed. More is not necessarily better. Make sure they know it may be dangerous to increase the dose without talking to their doctor.

SOURCES:

Chorniy, A. Labour Economics, July 2016.

Stephanie Sarkis, PhD, adjunct assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University; sub-investigator at Clinical Research Studies at the Florida Atlantic University Schmidt College of Medicine in Boca Raton, Florida.

Naomi Steiner, MD, developmental and behavioral pediatrician at Boston Medical Center.

Gould, O. Journal of Attention Disorders, March 2016

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and

American Psychiatric Association: “ADHD: Parents Medication Guide.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 24, 2020

SOURCES:

Chorniy, A. Labour Economics, July 2016.

Stephanie Sarkis, PhD, adjunct assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University; sub-investigator at Clinical Research Studies at the Florida Atlantic University Schmidt College of Medicine in Boca Raton, Florida.

Naomi Steiner, MD, developmental and behavioral pediatrician at Boston Medical Center.

Gould, O. Journal of Attention Disorders, March 2016

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and

American Psychiatric Association: “ADHD: Parents Medication Guide.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 24, 2020

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